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Solyndra's failure doesn't discredit the larger solar power industry

Rather than the Washington political circus that undoubtedly will mark Congress' upcoming hearings into the collapse of Solyndra, the government-subsidized solar panel maker, the company's problems should be viewed as an unfortunate bump in the road toward realizing the global economic engine the solar energy industry can become. The numbers speak for themselves. The solar energy industry provides over 100,000 jobs in the United States, working at more than 5,000 companies in all 50 states. This is more than double the number of jobs just two years ago, and all of this growth occurred during one of the worst economic downturns in decades. The U.S. solar industry is projected to...

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